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'''Bedknobs and Broomsticks''', 1971 Walt Disney movie Starring Angela Lansbury as Miss Price, David Tomlinson as Professor Emelius Browne, [[Roddy McDowell]] as the Priest and three unknown young actors as the children Carrie, Charles and Paul Rollins. During WWII, children from London are being evacuated, and assigned temporary quarters with villagers. Miss Eglintine Price (Angela Lansbury) a slightly eccentric lady, has a large home in a county village, where she lives alone and so she is assigned the three orphans, Carrie, Charles and Paul Rollins. The village priest (Roddy McDowell) has an interest in Miss Price, but possibly more-so in her wealth. Watch it on Youtube [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM5kqyXW2mE Part 1] The children tell Miss Price about how their only guardian, their aunt, was recently killed in a bombing raid. Their supper that night is a rather unusual assortment of "witchy" sounding foods. That might be because Miss Price has a secret. She has been studying witchcraft through a correspondence course, and already has a black cat as her "familiar". Now she has just gotten her first broomstick. Watch it on Youtube [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwlURm5O-8s&feature=related Part 2]. After a few false starts, Miss Price goes on her maiden flight. Meanwhile the children have decided to run away, back to London. They accidently spy Miss Price flying about, and the eldest thinks he might be able to blackmail her. He pushes her too far however, and she turns him into a white rabbit. Since she is only an apprentice, the spell wears off quickly. They make an arrangement and seal it with a gift of an enchanted bedknob, that can make you travel anywhere you want to go, on a magic bed. Watch it on Youtube [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCyUci8jkxE&NR=1 Part 3]. Now the priest shows up wanting to pay a call on Miss Price, but she shuts him out. She is more interested in going to London to see Professor Brown, for her final spell. She must go immediately, so they will use the traveling bed. Now Miss Price sings! Then Miss Price and the three children all go flying in the magic bed to London. Watch it on Youtube [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S4Y-zoXHZU&feature=related Part 4]. They appear in London, in an alley, as it turns out that Professor Emelius Browne is a humbug, doing magicians tricks in the streets, never realizing that the magic he has been sending to Miss Price is actually working. Now he sings as he does various tricks. He declines to give her the last spell, and so she changes him into a rabbit for a few seconds. He is amazed but delighted to have met a real witch, able to use his spells which don't work for him. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwwRsgQEr5k&feature=related Part 5]. They then all go, on the bed, to "his townhouse", which really belongs to someone else's who has temporarily abandoned it because there is an exploded shell in the front yard. Here they have dinner and Paul finds the fictional book ''The Isle of Naboombu''. The Professor tries to convince Miss Price to join him on the theatrical stage. He sings again, while she hunts around trying to find that "old book" from which he got the spells he sent her. Professor Brown acts so flippant, singing and dancing her about, that she again turns him into a white rabbit. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrVbNYnkcbU&feature=related Part 6]. They finally find the book and it's titled ''The Spells of Astoroth''. But the end of the book is missing! Now to find the missing half of the book they go to Portobello Road where all the vendors of "treasures" are, including booksellers. While she hunts around the vendors for the book, he sings and plays piano, and there's a great deal of dancing about by various people. Mostly quite silly. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWw_6XG1OOE&feature=related Part 7].
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